Letter from John Bulmer 26 October 1881

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Lake Tyers
Octr 26 1881
My dear Mr Howitt
We will be very glad
to see you whenever you
can make it convenient
to visit Lake Tyers I think
this will be the best way we
can then talk over various
matters connected with
the Blacks.
One of your queries I think
I can answer from my
own knowledge of the language
of the Kurnai. You ask the
meaning of Kroutunkolong
it simply means men of
the coast. The word Kulong
being in the masculine
gender. Braguolo is a

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Document Details

Date 26 Oct 1881
Letter From Bulmer, Reverend John
Letter To Howitt, Alfred William
Country Australia
Colony/State Victoria
Holding Institution Museums Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number XM 88
Medium Letter
Region Gippsland
Locality Lake Tyers
Summary Content of the letter largely relates to Kurnai group of Gippsland with references to the Marawara cultural group. Discusses language and translates several words. Provides some information regarding Kurnai sorcery (figures of a man on the ground; and 'singing some one who is obnoxious to them'). Reverend Bulmer also writes noting that he would be pleased if A.W. Howitt could visit Lake Tyers to discuss various matters.
Physical Description Letter, handwritten in ink. Single folded sheet; three pages. Signed and dated. Condition: good.